Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 13, 2015
    David from FL Asked

    Planning to visit MK for 1 day with our almost 3 year old and are not staying the night in Orlando since we live in Jacksonville. I understand the deluxe resorts offer valet parking for $25 - must one be staying there to valet park for the day?

    David:

    I've used valet parking at several of the resorts when dining, so no, you do not have to stay at the resort to use it. However, at most Deluxe resorts and prior to reaching a resort's valet parking, you'll be greeted at the gate by an officer who will ask for your i.d. and may also have a dining list for the resort's table-service restaurants. If you are not on either the hotel's reservation list or on a dining list, you may be turned away. Last year, when my dining party's reservation was not found on the Yacht Club's list for Yachtsman Steakhouse, we were politely turned away at the resort's gate. We found out later that the name had been grossly misspelled; no wonder it wasn't found. The exception seems to be the Boardwalk Resort where I've valet parked several times in order to access the Boardwalk itself, not the resort or a restaurant.

    If you are not staying at a resort and if you do not have a dining reservation, I would suggest parking at the Ticket & Transportation Center to access the Magic Kingdom.

    Wishing y'all a short but magical vacation day!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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